What do you love most about spending time with your dad? We have an endless combination of ways to celebrate the special fathers in your life with a Father’s Day itinerary. Below, you’ll an itinerary full of fun and father-focused greater Portland events:
Friday, June 16
Start the weekend by nerding out with dad at an al fresco viewing of The Secret Life of Pets during Pix on the Plaza (Hillsboro Civic Center Plaza, 7-10 p.m.). Bring cozy blankets, a picnic with dad’s favorite snacks and maybe a light saber or two.
Afterward, settle in at one of our great hotels. Planning a big shebang for Father’s Day? Book the Family Reunion Hotel Deal at Embassy Suites Portland – Washington Square.
Saturday, June 17
Make Father’s Day weekend extra sweet with the Dixie Mountain Grange Strawberry Festival (June 17-18 at the Dixie Mountain Grange, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The strawberry shortcake is not to be missed!
Next, hop into your own car for a drive down the Vineyard and Valley Scenic Tour Route. Spend quality family time on this 60 mile stretch of the lush Tualatin Valley. There’s an activity to match Dad’s interests: explore nature at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge or pick berries at Rowell Brothers Berry Farm.
End the tour with dinner at the Helvetia Tavern, “home of the jumbo burger.” Its juicy, perfectly grilled goodness is a dad-approved. Plus, find Dad’s favorite team from the vast collection of baseball hats lining the tavern’s ceiling.
Sunday, June 18
Happy Father’s Day! Today is all about the brunch, right? For a truly elevated brunch experience, make a reservation for Pig & Pinot at Plum Hill Vineyards (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.). A patio-vineyard provides the perfect backdrop for wine tasting in Oregon with the extra bonus of a delicious pig roast.
Whether you’re enjoying this special day with your dad, grandfather or as a dad yourself, be sure to make some memories that help you cherish all the reasons you love spending time with your pops.